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Adoption and Foster Care Services

provided by Ontario County Department of Social Services/DSS

Minimal staff will be on-site every day. Most caseworkers will be working from home rather than from the office. The work will continue as usual as there have been no changes in state/federal requirements.

* Provides foster care services.
  • Temporary placement for children at-risk
  • Foster parent recruitment
  • Foster parent training and certification
* Offers adoption services.
  • Certification of prospective adoptive families
  • Place children in DSS foster care with adoptive¬†families

Eligibility: Certification by the Department of Social Services according to New York State regulations. Complete pre-certification training program. Cooperate with a background investigation. Annual homestudy update and recertification.

Application Process: Call for information.

Required Documentation: Call for information.

Fees: No fees for service except for attorney fees.

Coverage Note: Ontario County.


Ontario County Department of Social Services Canandaigua

Map Marker 1
3010 County Complex Drive
Canandaigua NY 14424
Toll Free:
M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM.
Bus Service:
CATS bus stops at the office every 2 hours
Disabilities Access:
Total Wheelchair Accessible


Ontario County Department of Social Services/DSS

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